College of the Liberal Arts mourns loss of Stan Gully

October 14, 2017

Stan Gully, professor of human resource management at Penn State, died unexpectedly on Oct. 9.

Gully made a significant contribution in the three years he was a member of the College of the Liberal Arts faculty, as well as to the fields of Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior. Gully earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in industrial/organizational psychology from Michigan State University. He was a Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology in 2014 and was ranked by the Academy of Management in 2012 as one of the top 50 most influential scholars who received their degrees since 1991.

His publications includes a range of articles in top journals such as Personnel Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Gully also co-authored books with Jean Phillips, professor of human resource management in the School of Labor and Employment Relations, including the popular titles "Strategic Staffing," "Human Resource Management" and "Organization Behavior: Tools for Success."

Most of all, Gully was known for his role as a mentor and life coach to many of his students. He was dearly loved and respected by colleagues and students alike. A memorial service is being planned.

Last Updated October 17, 2019